Enfield Museum

Dugdale Centre

Thomas Hardy House

39 London Road




tel: +44 (0)20 8379 2299







Contact details: Jan Metcalfe; Stacey Bagdi


Date of visit: 21 March 2019


Nature and extent of collection


900 pieces. Social and local history of the London Borough of Enfield. Our mission statement is:


Enfield Museum Service will bring together and celebrate the history and diversity of Enfield; its people and places. By collecting, caring for and interpreting objects, we will create opportunities for everyone to experience, learn from and enjoy the past and present.


We will make this material available in a variety of formats and in an educational, entertaining and inclusive manner.



All numbers below are estimated


Roman coins: about 500

British coins: about 340

British tokens: about 25, including wages checks, trade tokens etc.

Modern money, paper money and credit cards: 2 charge cards (for John Lewis and Dixons), 11 cheque cards and 4 credit cards

Medals (commemorative or military): around 15 including military medals, Red Cross medals, George V jubilee and coronation medals, Special Constable's medal, Volunteer Fire Brigade medal, agricultural society medals




Specific strengths: Roman and modern British coinage.


Library: 2-3 reference books on coins.





Database used: AdLib and a card index system for the numismatic material.


Proportion of collection on database: N/A


How much detail in database entries? N/A


Are images incorporated? N/A


Is the database accessible to the public? N/A


Is the database publicly accessible online? N/A





Are there permanent numismatic displays? No.


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes.


Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.


Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? No.



Access to the collection


Is there a study facility? Yes.


Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes, some equipment can be provided.



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection? Yes, the handling collection includes some money boxes, banknotes, tickets and modern coins from Britain, East Africa, Ireland, France and Italy amongst others.


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Occasionally, yes.


Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? No.


Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? No.



ID and public enquiries


Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? Yes.



Curatorial knowledge


Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? No.


Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes, we have access to expetise on Roman small finds, including coins.


If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A